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Here you will find hotel trends, news and reviews. As a travel writer, I stay in lots of hotels and am always looking for properties with functional yet innovative design, cutting-edge technology and outstanding service.

Here is my current list of favorite hotels that meet and exceed the above criteria:
Now Use Hilton Points to Shop on Amazon
Hilton Honors Amazon Shopping

Hilton launched a new way to use Honors points today: Shopping on Amazon! Deals and discounts on Amazon can be hard to come by but now there’s one more option with Hilton’s new perk for its loyalty members. Note: This post contains affiliate links for which I may earn a small commission to help support… Continue reading

New Easy Way to Earn SPG Points for Card Holders: Add Authorized Users
Earn SPG points

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) points are hard to come by. You earn a bunch upon signing up for the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express credit cards and securing the bonus, but afterward they are tough to accumulate, as you only earn 1 point per dollar spent on the cards aside from Starwood purchases. They recently… Continue reading

Vacation Rental or Hotel: Which Is Right for Your European Vacation?
San Gimignano Vacation Rental Dining

Planning a trip to Europe can be overwhelming, especially if you want to visit multiple countries. And when it comes to booking accommodations, whether you’re interested in staying in a hotel or a rental, making the right choice is imperative, as your vacation lodgings will determine where you rest and relax, as well as your proximity to top… Continue reading

10 Reasons to Add SPG Hotels Rewards Credit Cards to Your Portfolio
Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field

There a handful of travel credit cards that are on my list of favorites because they have quickly and easily allowed my family to see and do wonderful things for nearly free. Two of these are the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Cards from American Express. These SPG hotels credit cards have enabled my family to have ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME experiences like… Continue reading

This Card’s 100,000-Point Bonus Ends May 4
JW Marriott Marco Island Marriott

It’s rare to see a card offer a 100,000-point bonus, so if it’s a travel category that fits your strategy, it’s wise to grab it while you can! This card’s 100,000-point bonus ends May 4, 2017, leaving you just a few more days to apply. The Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card from Chase is offering 100,000… Continue reading

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